a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Past Few Days...

 Jake prepared for the two day youth deer hunt.
No luck but there are more seasons ahead.
 I have a new bright spot in my room.
I recovered my ottoman.
 Trees downed from ice storms and tornadoes past
have been re-purposed
into fence posts.
 I saw many Turkey Buzzards in the air
 and on the ground.
Hubby informed me it was breeding season.
Always one to question I wondered
 how they could lay eggs this late in the year.
I'm just telling you what he said.
He said they "bond" now and breed
laying eggs early in the year. 
You'll have to take his word for it.
No way am I googling Buzzard Sex.
Fair warning...I have believed him many times
and he has fooled me.
 We crossed the great Norfork Lake at speeds too high for good photos.
Evan Zander became four.  I keep him every afternoon between Mom go-to-work time and Daddy come-home time.  How in the world did I ever have time to work at a paying job?

16 comments:

SaucyKod said...

Goodmorning Dear Gail. Thank you for the update on Andrew. I agree with you, but I just cannot understand a COACH, or Coaches allowing such brutality amongst young children/adults - it certainly does not teach them anything. I do know a fair amount about coaching and managing teams, for as an Athlete in my day" I did plenty of that when I left the playing fields and running tracks. Everyone on my team played, not just the Talented Kids. All my players became talented because they played. We had an incident at a hockey game that badly hurt one of my players and I hauled the whole team off the ice and left the building. I snarled at the brutality, but didn't stop there, I wrote letters, I went to meetings and after a good deal of time our league changed and were not so violent anymore because we changed the rules. Let the kids play and learn - teach them the value of friendship and talent, but for goodness sake, let them play.
Sorry Jake missed out on a Deer, but heck, there's always next year, Eh.
Hi to TM, Andrew, Marcy, Zander and ALL. lol Lilly

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

I love the ottoman fabric!

The boys are growing up so fast.

Buzzards are my second favorite bird next to the owl.

T

Lynne said...

Way behind on my blog reading . . . catch up today.

Look forward to seeing the fence made from the logs.

Our son in law got an eleven point buck Sunday with an arrow and on public land. He is pumped! I will send you a photo! Meat is in the freezer and the taxidermist has the project.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Gail.....the fence will look great, your ottoman does look great, wonderful fabric......Sweet Even...love the color of his hair to.....Blessings Francine.

Sandra said...

go ahead and google buzzard sex, you will get a laugh, i just did it. then i googled the question when do turkey buzzards mate and this is amazing. I read the whole thing out loud to my hubby. http://www.loudounwildlife.org/HHTurkeyVulture.htm

Josie Two Shoes said...

A delightful peek at life at the farm, all kinds of fun things here and I enjoyed it so much! I can't say I've ever really contemplated buzzard sex, but now you've got me wondering. Ahh the wealth of information we aquire over the years in life! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

really like the ottoman. you do stay busy.

we've been getting lots of flocks of vultures around the pond for the past 2 weeks or so. they do migrate, so i assumed that's what they're gathering for.

the canned quilter said...

I ask myself that question all the time : )

A Quiet Corner said...

Couldn't agree with you more about having enough time, Gail! Love the new look!!!...:)JP

Brian Miller said...

ha kids will def wear you out...sorry he did not get anything this year...all the downed trees, i like their spots....makes me think of cedar which smells good...

Country Gal said...

Burning parts of blown down trees now in our wood stove , chopped them last year and are in wood shed and wood box in the house . Love the ottoman looks nice ! WOW ! see being retired doesn't mean ya get to R&R much does it ? there is always something to do that you couldn't do whilst you were working out of the home ! There is always next year for that big buck Jake ! Great photos . Have a good day !

Galen Pearl said...

What a good grandmother you are! I do help with my grandson, but not as much as you do with yours! About that buzzard sex. Hmmm!

LindaG said...

Good luck to Jak next time!
*hugs* Gail. ♥

Sandy said...

Maybe next season Jake will bag himself a deer. He was just warming up this season. Tell him to keep his chin up!

I love the material you used for recovering your foot stool. It looks so inviting. Makes you just want to sit down and take a load off your feet.

Repurposed wood, makes great fence posts. Or forts!!! I used a piece of my repurpose wood for my bird feeder base.

I'll just take Den's word on the buzzards. I'm not a fan of those big ugly birds.

Where does all your energy come from girl?

Sue said...

My husband wonders that, too. He is so busy now that he's retired.

I think he likes the work better now, though!

;)

Pat said...

Your grandchildren are growing up so fast!

I am just a lazy slug next to you. I can't imagine you ever sitting down and relaxing - reading a book or watching TV.

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